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#Gay Rights

# gay-rights - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

'A giant of a man': Influential Aids campaigner and playwright Larry Kramer dies aged 84

May 27th 2020, 10:23 PM 20,258 Views 5 Comments

Kramer’s husband confirmed that he died from died from pneumonia.

# gay-rights - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public
# Discrimination
# Discrimination

'We had bottles thrown at us, a woman spit on us': Six in 10 LGBT people avoid holding hands in public

May 14th 2020, 6:00 AM 26,613 Views 31 Comments

Three in 10 people avoid certain locations for fear of being assaulted, according to a new survey.

# gay-rights - Friday 9 August, 2019

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'
# 1982
# 1982

'It was shocking': GRA to speak to Commissioner over sacking of garda for 'alleged homosexual activity'

Aug 9th 2019, 6:10 AM 33,142 Views 33 Comments

The Garda Commissioner recently confirmed to the former garda that this was the reason for his dismissal in 1982.

# gay-rights - Saturday 18 May, 2019

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia
# Front Line Defenders
# Front Line Defenders

Attacks, surveillance, moving home every six months - The life of an LGBT activist in Tunisia

May 18th 2019, 9:30 PM 10,552 Views 24 Comments

Badr Baabou accepted an award for his work in Dublin this week.

# gay-rights - Monday 1 April, 2019

Paris prosecutors open proceedings against Patrice Evra for 'homophobic insults'
# Hot Water
From The42
# Hot Water

Paris prosecutors open proceedings against Patrice Evra for 'homophobic insults'

Apr 1st 2019, 7:18 PM 4,587 Views 6 Comments

The inquiry follows a complaint lodged last week by two French gay rights groups.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse
# Controversy
From The42
# Controversy

Patrice Evra faces legal challenge over 'homophobic' abuse

Mar 26th 2019, 10:00 PM 6,958 Views 14 Comments

The 37-year-old defended himself on social media after the incident, saying that “he loved everyone”.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy

Nov 6th 2018, 7:06 PM 8,681 Views 4 Comments

Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.

# gay-rights - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries
# LGBT Rights
# LGBT Rights

Homosexuality can still mean the death penalty in many countries

Sep 9th 2018, 10:30 AM 21,859 Views 41 Comments

A look at LGBT rights across the world.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 25 July, 2018

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Up to 150 homosexuality convictions could be overturned under Government proposals

Jul 25th 2018, 1:59 PM 12,947 Views 50 Comments

Last month, the Government apologised to men historically convicted of engaging in consensual same-sex activity.

# gay-rights - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland
# 25th Anniversary
# 25th Anniversary

Here's a short history of the battle for LGBT rights in Ireland

Jun 24th 2018, 8:30 AM 31,414 Views 38 Comments

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in Ireland.

# gay-rights - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Brian Merriman: 'Identity theatre is always relevant'
# Column
# Column

Brian Merriman: 'Identity theatre is always relevant'

May 13th 2018, 3:00 PM 14,091 Views 2 Comments

I dramatise stories that were impossible to imagine could be told or staged, writes Brian Merriman.

# gay-rights - Saturday 17 March, 2018

Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Leo Varadkar visits site of the Stonewall riots in New York

Mar 17th 2018, 7:05 AM 15,104 Views 31 Comments

The Stonewall protests are widely considered to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement.

# gay-rights - Saturday 5 August, 2017

'Outpourings of emotion' and 'a force of good': The Gaze Film Festival celebrates 25 years
# Silver Anniversary
# Silver Anniversary

'Outpourings of emotion' and 'a force of good': The Gaze Film Festival celebrates 25 years

Aug 5th 2017, 8:15 AM 4,787 Views 3 Comments

Dublin’s LGBT film festival Gaze was set up in 1992 – a year before homosexuality was decriminalised.

# gay-rights - Sunday 16 July, 2017

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men
# Chechnya
# Chechnya

'We don't have any gays': Chechnya's leader strongly denies his country tortured and killed gay men

Jul 16th 2017, 11:13 AM 24,865 Views 92 Comments

Ramzan Kadyrov has faced wide international criticism since reports of serious human rights abuses.

# gay-rights - Saturday 24 June, 2017

One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment
# Survey
# Survey

One in five young LGBT people say they still face bullying and harassment

Jun 24th 2017, 6:15 AM 9,097 Views 61 Comments

The survey of over 4,000 members of the young LGBT community was part of a national State strategy.

# gay-rights - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

'Men subjected to these gay purges have endured a gruesome ordeal in Chechnya'

May 26th 2017, 8:43 AM 13,386 Views 79 Comments

The Kremlin is said to be taking its investigation into the anti-gay “purge” seriously.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage
# Love Is Love
# Love Is Love

Taiwan to become first Asian country to legalise same-sex marriage

May 24th 2017, 8:47 PM 7,421 Views 21 Comments

“I’m leaping with joy like a bird,” one person said. Activists have fought for almost 30 years for gay marriage equality.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 19 April, 2017

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin
# Christianity
# Christianity

Leader of Liberal Democrats won't say if he thinks being gay is a sin

Apr 19th 2017, 8:52 AM 17,582 Views 87 Comments

Tim Farron’s comments have been criticised by some, but others have defended him.

# gay-rights - Saturday 1 April, 2017

'I can't stop crying': Tributes after rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies aged 65
# RIP
# RIP

'I can't stop crying': Tributes after rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker dies aged 65

Apr 1st 2017, 3:17 PM 14,737 Views 13 Comments

The former soldier was heavily involved within the San Francisco LGBT rights movement.

# gay-rights - Saturday 28 January, 2017

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare
# Marriage Equality
# Marriage Equality

Gay priest marries long-term partner in 'beautiful' ceremony in Clare

Jan 28th 2017, 1:04 PM 57,068 Views 119 Comments

Fr Bernard Lynch – who grew up in Ennis in the 1950s – became the first Catholic priest in the world to have a civil partnership in 2006.

# gay-rights - Monday 26 December, 2016

'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist
# Campaigner
# Campaigner

'Being gay was portrayed as a scandal and shame': George Michael's journey to LGBT activist

Dec 26th 2016, 8:15 PM 12,063 Views 100 Comments

He was outed by the press in 1998, and went on to become a major supporter of HIV campaigns

# gay-rights - Thursday 22 December, 2016

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'
# Transgender
# Transgender

This is why people are talking about North Carolina's 'bathroom law'

Dec 22nd 2016, 3:25 PM 14,865 Views 40 Comments

Lawmakers in the state have failed to repeal the controversial law, despite Democrats and Republicans earlier reaching an agreement on it.

# gay-rights - Saturday 5 November, 2016

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Uganda blames British colonialism for its anti-gay sex laws

Nov 5th 2016, 3:00 PM 10,363 Views 16 Comments

It told the UN this week that it doesn’t tolerate such discrimination.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the verdict in the gay cake row?

Oct 25th 2016, 10:15 AM 40,010 Views 307 Comments

The owners of Ashers Bakery were found guilty of discrimination.

# gay-rights - Monday 15 August, 2016

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US
# Questionnaire
# Questionnaire

Trump wants to quiz people on religion and gender equality before they enter US

Aug 15th 2016, 5:27 PM 19,101 Views 130 Comments

The Republican presidential candidate previously called for a ban on Muslims entering America.

# gay-rights - Sunday 24 July, 2016

‘I’m still Ivan but I’m wearing high-heels.' - Meet Ivan Fahy, an androgynous model from Galway
# Interview
# Interview

‘I’m still Ivan but I’m wearing high-heels.' - Meet Ivan Fahy, an androgynous model from Galway

Jul 24th 2016, 7:45 AM 42,223 Views 92 Comments

The Irish model who’s breaking assumptions about gender.

# gay-rights - Monday 13 June, 2016

Thousands turn out for "rainbow vigil" in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting
# City Hall
# City Hall

Thousands turn out for "rainbow vigil" in Dublin to honour those killed in Orlando shooting

Jun 13th 2016, 7:57 PM 32,671 Views 174 Comments

A large crowd – some draped in rainbow flags and holding balloons and other items – gathered at about 7pm this evening for the vigil.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

Kenyan court bid to stop anal exams of men accused of being gay
# Criminal Offence
# Criminal Offence

Kenyan court bid to stop anal exams of men accused of being gay

May 4th 2016, 10:05 PM 21,058 Views 54 Comments

Engaging in gay sex is a criminal offence in Kenya.

# gay-rights - Friday 20 November, 2015

Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights
# Utah
# Utah

Mormonism is taking a lot of heat for its attitude towards gay rights

Nov 20th 2015, 6:05 AM 13,630 Views 61 Comments

The church declared that the children of gay couples cannot be blessed or baptised until they turn 18.

# gay-rights - Thursday 12 November, 2015

Church needs to ditch discredited Old Testament views - McAleese
# Gay Rights
# Gay Rights

Church needs to ditch discredited Old Testament views - McAleese

Nov 12th 2015, 3:31 PM 14,622 Views 235 Comments

The former president told The Irish Catholic the Church was a conduit for ‘toxic’ homophobia.

# gay-rights - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands
# Bad Taste
# Bad Taste

Gay couple asked to leave Dublin restaurant for holding hands

Oct 29th 2015, 4:39 PM 73,102 Views 224 Comments

The shocking allegation comes just five months after the country legalised marriage for homosexual couples.

# gay-rights - Friday 23 October, 2015

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians
# USSRYou Serious?
# USSRYou Serious?

Russian politicians plan to outlaw coming out - but not for "more reasonable" lesbians

Oct 23rd 2015, 8:20 PM 13,078 Views 62 Comments

“We think women are…more able to manage their emotions. So far, we’re not touching women.”

# gay-rights - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke
# Don't Hang Up
# Don't Hang Up

Vladimir Putin phoned Elton John, and this time it wasn't a joke

Sep 24th 2015, 10:12 PM 22,147 Views 24 Comments

Suppose you could say they were Putin the world to rights…

# gay-rights - Thursday 17 September, 2015

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call
# Putin On A Show
# Putin On A Show

Listen: Elton John agrees to go to Moscow Pride parade in hoax call

Sep 17th 2015, 10:18 AM 18,094 Views 32 Comments

Audio of the hoax call has been published. The singer says it’s an honour to speak to “one of the most influential people” in the world.

# gay-rights - Sunday 9 August, 2015

'Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend's hand - it's a struggle'
# Israel
# Israel

'Deciding when or on which street I can hold my girlfriend's hand - it's a struggle'

Aug 9th 2015, 11:15 AM 22,400 Views 24 Comments

The recent stabbing of six people at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem shows the dangerous risks faced by the city’s LBGT community.

# gay-rights - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

READ: Letters sent to the Taoiseach about same-sex marriage
# Dear Enda
# Dear Enda

READ: Letters sent to the Taoiseach about same-sex marriage

Aug 4th 2015, 5:30 AM 29,378 Views 137 Comments

Bible verses, high praise, ‘gay fever’, and ‘Enda Kelly.’

# gay-rights - Friday 24 July, 2015

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges
# Thailand
# Thailand

Couple in hiding after surrogate mother presses abduction charges

Jul 24th 2015, 2:03 PM 26,834 Views 136 Comments

“Our family are missing very important months of both our children’s lives.”

# gay-rights - Saturday 18 July, 2015

A 'vigilante mob' beat a man to death in a Morocco market after accusing him of stealing
# Bad Justice
# Bad Justice

A 'vigilante mob' beat a man to death in a Morocco market after accusing him of stealing

Jul 18th 2015, 8:45 AM 14,904 Views 20 Comments

They also seriously hurt his younger friend or accomplice.

# gay-rights - Sunday 12 July, 2015

Russian 'anti-gay fever' flag shares its inspiration with Irish No campaign
# Spot The Difference
# Spot The Difference

Russian 'anti-gay fever' flag shares its inspiration with Irish No campaign

Jul 12th 2015, 2:11 PM 23,259 Views 179 Comments

A Mammy, Daddy and their kids have been causing an awful stir this week.

# gay-rights - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Have you heard about Fine Gael's dubious colleagues in Brussels?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Have you heard about Fine Gael's dubious colleagues in Brussels?

Jul 8th 2015, 9:00 PM 1,058 Views 111 Comments

The party’s uncritical acceptance of 14 Hungarian MEPs that represent Viktor Orban’s far right Fidesz would make you question its priorities in the EU, writes Lynn Boylan.

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